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Old 10.03.2011, 10:36
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

So many expats owe their ease of move into Switzerland because of this forum.

This is Mark's legacy and I continue to appreciate and think about this on a daily basis, I never forget the help and support this community offers or it's beginnings.

Gone but never forgotten.
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Old 10.03.2011, 11:38
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

3 years already? Can scarcely believe it.
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Old 11.03.2011, 06:10
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

yes, we won't forget, i certainly haven't even though i'm not in the country anymore, EF let's me keep up to date with all of you.
i hope to see EF continue for a long long time -thanks mark xoxo
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Old 11.03.2011, 07:45
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

This Forum and Marks encouragement to participate in it, helped me out of the Doldrums. I have a lot to thank him and the Forum for and I hope it continues to be a support for people for many years to come.

Thanks Mark and my thoughts go out to Lynn and his family.
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Old 11.03.2011, 08:55
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

Thanks to Marks' efforts and determination, he has helped myself and my wifes' move to Switzerland by providing this fantastic ingenious source of information.
His legacy will live on, the website will continue to help people for years to come and create many lasting friendships.
Brave soul, may you rest in peace, dive buddy.
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Old 11.03.2011, 08:59
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Wow. Three years. Never had the pleasure of meeting Mark, but I am grateful to him for what he started. From all accounts he seems to have been a genuinely great guy.

Especially in the last few months the EF has been a great source of information, support and invariably amusement for me.

My heart goes out to Lynn and I am grateful to her and to Mark's family for keeping this going.

RIP Mark
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Old 11.03.2011, 09:06
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Most on here now probably don't remember Mark, but they owe so much to him and his legacy.
Someone told me a lot about him. He's someone I'd have met with pleasure.

I'm sure he's watchin' us with a big grin, having succeeded to gather so many people in this place.

Thanks Mark.
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Old 23.06.2011, 15:29
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

Missing you dearly, my brother. I can't think of a better place to say this than here. You're no longer with us, but if anywhere, this is the place you are most alive.
As things slowly come to completion. I see, as you always saw, that you were right. You understood me and I understood you like no other could and I am forever rent that you are no longer there, but some slivers of you in here keep some small part of you (and me) alive, so this is where I find you tonight.
Missing never really goes away and I think of you daily. Funny how you don't notice these things until they're gone. So many projects came up that we could have colaborated on... So many things we could have consiprated on, competed on, disagreed on... I know you understood in the same way that it never needed to be said.

Goodbye Mark. I know I'll never be able to live up to your expectations, but I think now that you also understand. I'm sorry also that I was unable to prevent what you always saw was the inevitable - but it's not like you left me with many options. I hope one day soon, in some way to find a way to pay you tribute, you'll know what I mean. I will always keep your legacy in reverence.

Apologies for such a private post in a public place, but I think you all understand.
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Old 23.06.2011, 15:40
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

Robert there is never any need to apologise for talking about Mark here on English Forum. He is still missed by all of us here he knew him & is never forgotten.

Peace & love to you & your family.

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Missing you dearly, my brother. I can't think of a better place to say this than here. You're no longer with us, but if anywhere, this is the place you are most alive.
As things slowly come to completion. I see, as you always saw, that you were right. You understood me and I understood you like no other could and I am forever rent that you are no longer there, but some slivers of you in here keep some small part of you (and me) alive, so this is where I find you tonight.
Missing never really goes away and I think of you daily. Funny how you don't notice these things until they're gone. So many projects came up that we could have colaborated on... So many things we could have consiprated on, competed on, disagreed on... I know you understood in the same way that it never needed to be said.

Goodbye Mark. I know I'll never be able to live up to your expectations, but I think now that you also understand. I'm sorry also that I was unable to prevent what you always saw was the inevitable - but it's not like you left me with many options. I hope one day soon, in some way to find a way to pay you tribute, you'll know what I mean. I will always keep your legacy in reverence.

Apologies for such a private post in a public place, but I think you all understand.
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Old 23.06.2011, 15:45
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

Thank you for your sensitive post, Robert, and for sharing your innermost feelings with us. You are obviously immensely proud of Mark's achievement in starting this Forum, as I am sure he would be. I feel that even he could never have anticipated quite how successful it would become.

Your pain at losing your brother will never leave you ... that is a fact. However, I hope that, with time, it will lessen and that the weight of the burden will lighten for you.
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Apologies for such a private post in a public place, but I think you all understand.
We more than understand, it's extremely kind of you to share your feelings with us in your post. Despite all the changes since the beginning, EF is really more than 'just another forum' to many of us. This thread needs to be kept alive - a legacy to all your brother has done. As you so eloquently put it - the place he is most alive.
Take care x
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Re: Mourning the loss of a friend, a leader, an innovator, a genuinely nice guy

Sitting in an asian restaurant yesterday with a friend I recalled a story Mark had told me which was relevent to my friend's dilemma; then I realised it was March and another year has passed.

Cheers big fella.
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Sitting in an asian restaurant yesterday with a friend I recalled a story Mark had told me which was relevent to my friend's dilemma; then I realised it was March and another year has passed.

Cheers big fella.
thanks for the reminder UM...boy time does fly...even though am still away from CH, i do periodially check EF to keep up to date on local affairs.
if it wasn't for you Mark, i couldn't do this.
always in our hearts - thanks xo
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